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“Great Place to Visit Over and Over”
Review of Manatee Park

Manatee Park
Ranked #8 of 123 things to do in Fort Myers
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Look for the West Indian manatee.
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The idea here is that the manatee go up the river to this location when it is cold elsewhere because it is warm here because of the power plant warming the water. Interestingly enough I have rarely seen manatee beacuse I have gone when the water is too warm elsewhere. However, there are tons of other thngs to do. A self guided tour. They give kids a clipboard with a list of things too look for and if they get bingo they get a prize. I think they get a prize anyway. AND the adults learn a lot along the way about Flora and Fauna. There is a lunch wagon there with BBQ & Hot Dogs and drinks with an area to sit and eat. Well worth it.

Thank Peteo72
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

it's a sure thing you will here during winter months

bring your camera and catch shots of one, two, ten or more of these slow moving yet graceful giants while they take advantage of warm power plant water discharge

2  Thank sara d
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Manatees are attracted to the warm water from the power plant, so it is important to go during the coldest months to see the most manatees.

Thank Dyan_123
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

What a thrill to see live Manatees! Take the kids, take the grandparents. Viewing is best during our colder months. The gift shop has a nice selection of souveniers.

Thank Catherine V
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Fun and great for the kids. So much literature and the staff was helpful.

Thank lucy m
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